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the people. >> the investment building track and two stations will be creating 5500 construction-related jobs. >> there is some work to move the freight railroad out of the way. we expect pageor construction getting underway beginning about summer. >> summer is also when the one age percent increase goes into affect for santa clara county, starting july 1, expected to cost each household about $45 per year. >> in economy today, every penny counts. >> and though it's a major milestone to get that first bart extension here to san jose, advocates have an uphill battle trying to secure funding for a second, six drk mile extension going into downtown san jose and santa clara.
>> and there is republican lawmakers want the high speed rail project ended now, introducing a bill to cutoff funding for the project calling it the lemon law. legislatures say voters withhold the limit when approving the project four years ago. and republican lawmakers say it will double the state's debt. yun leaders say it will create thousands of job autos there is a new era began today for raiders and there a man waste nod time making a move. head coach, hugh jackson has been fired. he didn't waste any time. >> you're talking about massive regime change. and mark davis introduced a former player as a team's new
general manager. >> i'm back home now. okay? back home. >> mckenzie played for raiders in the 80s. he will run operations. the job held by al davis until his death in october. mark davis troin dused mckenzie, mark's first official public comment since the death of his father. >> this my feeling has been if my father wasn't here we need someone to run the football side of the building. i needed to find the right person. i believe reggie mckenzie is the right man for this job. >> mckenzie's first decision was to fire hugh jackman only had been head coach one season. for mckenzie the decision seemed simple. >> this decision centered
around my wanting to bring my own guy in. >> raiders finished eight and eight, and defense collapsed. they failed to make playoffs hampered by injuries to keep players like darren mcfadden. and a remarkable day. one other thing pensioned is that he's been working on a new stadium initiative saying if they can't get it done in oakland they'll take a look at santa clara. >> interesting. >> and mitt romney is the suggested winner in the new hampshire primary. he is far head with 36% of the vote. big battles are for second place. there is is a record 250,000
voters expected to turn out, and on an unseasonally warm winter day. most saying the economy is their top concern. and there is next, on to south carolina. >> tonight environmental protection agency going after a metal recycling company, cracking down on what may be the largest metal recycler anywhere in the world. it's polluting the bay. >> epa says there is a legacy of pollution going back to old gold mining days. the agency plans to crack down on modern-day violators saying that includes this company you can see behind me. this conveyor belt was idle. the environmental protection agency says the belt is used
to move thousands of pounds of shredded metals from cars on to ships bound for asia. >> that conveyor belt functioning in a way that metal and pcbs were ending up going into san francisco bay, which is a violation of the clean water act. >> epa regional administrator says levels were up to 10,000 times over what was accepted. a danger to fish, wildlife and humans there are fishermen this, is a worry. >> epa has taken photos of what is said to be the largest recycler in the world and inan spector found evidence of pollution at both shipping and rail car receiving area autos my reaction to what i saw was
alarming. >> the agency is now demanding a prevention plan put in place to clean up the current hes. fines for noncompliance can run $37,000 a day. and this company issued a statement saying we'll remedy conditions identified by epa. the help and protection is core for business. that is whatever steps are necessary to ensure that. the last time in the news was for a fire in 2007. plumes of smoke visible throughout the bay area. and now, they're being used by the epa as a washing to other companies. >> we're watching. we'll take action. >> epa has given sims until monday to present the mitigation plan. the company says it will meet that deadline. in redwood city abc 7 news.
>> thank you very much. and california income in december was not as good as expected. putting next year's budget in doubt. the state controller says monthly revenue was more than $165 million short of next year's budget projections. and there is personal income $70 million less. and this means potential for deeper cuts next year. the budget includes a plan to register and cut dmv costs, proposing a $5 discount for driver who's renew by mail or online. idea is to free up more tellers at dmv offices. the plan saving drivers $100 million across the state. >> oakland police are looking for a driver who ran down a
pedestrian overnight. and this is just before mid night. a witness told police a driver, a man in his 30s, maybe 40s, stopped, got out, looked at the victim then drove away. >> the driver apparently pulled or by this station behind me z then looked at pedestrian probably saw how bad he was injured then got back into the vehicle. took off immediately.. >> this victim died in a nearby hospital. police only have a vague description of the suspect. >> prosecutors began presenting their case against a man charged with killing four california women with double initials.
investigators found a list of the prostitutes he's charged with killing during a 20 year span. news clippings about the murders. the prot stit yut support group is watching the hearing. >> we feel like this is a indication between criminalizing women and message is to men that women are going to be able to get away with rape and violence and murder. and violence against sex workers and other women. we're here to monday tear and is also investigation for links to double initial murder autos police arrested three men for trespassing in the san francisco zoo. they managed to sneak inside there. investigators say they don't think sh related to the theft of banana sam. and since the disappearance,
he has beefed up security. and they were spotted just before noon sunday and said they just wanted to get inside of the zoo. >> san francisco is expanding a program to keep kids safe in some of the tough jeft, and roughest neighbors. police chief twont teach students about save havens, businesses that agreed to provide kids a safe place to go when someone is following them or perhaps they feel threatened. >> when someone just thinks there is a problem, and they just have a bad feeling they can call. we'll come, talk to whoever might be making this person anxious. >> the chief says one way to avoid being a target is put away the cell phone and pay attention to our surrounding cell phones. ipod theft is a number one
crime in san francisco. >> parking freebie left untouched until now. now, disabled parking violators forcing one city to decide whether to punish everyone who uses placards. >> and i'm sandhya patel. warmer weather is on the way. i'll let you know whether rain is in the forecast. details coming up. >> and there is a tail of a few cities. where fresh and easy grocery chain is making gains and where it's losing. stay with us. the news continues in one minute. [ female announcer ] they've been off limits to dieters
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the republican candidates who can d.very well. he was expected to do so and he was pulling way head. real battle is for second place. and big turn out today, weather was very good in new hampshire. that helped bring people to the polls. supporters are waiting to hear. >> and fresh and easy stores are going through growing chains, announcing it's closing 1200 stores. fresh and easy had losses of $113 million over six months last year when opening its first stores here in the bay area. >> this is coming around once per week for lunch items and stuff to drink. i'm bummed. >> and fresh and easy still plans to open more than two
dozen stores over next few months in southern california and sacramento. >> san francisco has dipped into rainy day fund to sup memt the city's hiv and aids care and treatment program. and the money will maintain program that's provide hospice for san franciscoins living with hiv and aids. and a center for lesbian rights is asking to delay a measure that would have changed definitions of boys and girls sports in california. would it have required schools to allow stud dwronts play according to their gender identity not their biological sex. the center asks the asem bhiman to suspend the measure while it work was school district officials to make sure they're part profit ses in this case.
>> and get caught misusing a disability parking placard, expect to pay about $1,000. it's steep, but drivers are taking that risk. and now, officials are considering a crack down on the abuse some say goes too far. >> in crowded streets of chin chinatown, it's common almost expected to see one, two, three cars in a row with blue disabilities placards. many belong to people with disabilities but the parking authority says not all do. >> people do use these fraudulently. they misuse them constant lie whether it belongs to a relative or by an unscrupulous doctor, it let's you park free all day. it's a bounty so tempting even the fine for getting caught
won't detear some. and there is one option is taking away parking so there is no more innocent dwroif cheat. >> everything is on the able. >> in order to charge drivers for metered parking authorities would are to lobby for a change in state law. talking about taking away rights, it becomes a hot button issue. >> people with disability woz have a higher burden to be able to get around the city. >> and she says the users driver because they have double getting on and off buses. and the commissioner hasn't ruled it out. >> i am not convinced that that is the way to go. this is important to talk about it and saying san francisco has so few spots for those with disability that
without free metered parking in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> and let's talk about the weather forecast. same pattern we've been stuck n tomorrow is the spare the air zmai. >> right z we're going to see unhealthful air qualities but there could be rain. >> that is happiness. >> there is a live picture to keep you waiting. so perhaps you'll watch the weather cast. it's clear skies with clear skies tonight there is another cold night especially in valleys. there is another live picture and this is a no snow on the ground. sunshine suspected up in
tahoe. and there is importanting lows from the teens. and it's really low, we'll talk about that in just a moment. and numbers into 50s and 60s. mostly clear and cold tonight. dry, mild weather continuing into weekend. so the spare the air for wednesday begins at midnight tonight. and begins at midnight, and moderate across the bay area, just a reminder, illegal to burn wood. just be aware of that. goitsing to be a cold night. you'll need to turn up heat. 29 degrees in napa. 30 degrees in santa rosa. down to freezing in fairfield. 34 degrees in morgan hill. and 33 degrees in concord, cold night like last night. upper pos in san mateo and there is 37 in san jose.
will be a cold start. that cold front, low pressure system split apart. we're left with dry weather today and just dry weather will continue through monday w a high pressure ridge in place. possibly remaining dry throughout tuesday, then, we can see changes. it has been unseasonally dry in the sierra nevada. state wide snow pack is 14% of normal. there is southern sierra. 20% of normal. just one year ago, 182% of normal. eem sure many of you remember that. raining here in the bay area. we could see change if computer models are right. there is a possibility of snow
in the sierra nevada. highs coming up 67 under sniz in santa rosa. there is 65 in san jose. monterey bay, beautiful day. 66 in santa cruz. here is the accu-weather forecast. spare the air tomorrow, dry pattern continues and temperatures coming up more on thursday. and getting close to 70 degrees there. friday, saturday, a little bit of a downward trend and sunday. more clouds, martin luther king junior day looking dry but clouding up tuesday. that may lead to, may lead to, dan, rain wednesday. there is a pattern that persisted for week autos so we're waiting and hoping that that will signal change ahead. >> just head here a group with a cause claims responsibility
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ron paul in the second spot with 25% of the vote. next stop, 10 days south carolina primary saturday the 21. big day for mitt romney. and well, interest tl is a $15,000 reward for helping solve the string of novato arson fires. 57 fires have been set in novato since saturday. the fires have all been in grassy area asks a few few claim close to buildings. reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of a person or persons responsible for the fires. >> and tonight animal rights activists say they're responsible for bushing 14 cattle trucks at harris ranch. it took an hour to put out the flames. an e mail sent to the north american animal liberation press with details about the fire. and this fired to -- refered
at 6:00 the uncertain future of high speed rail. what senator feinstein wants to do to keep prot jekt on track. also local researchers make a discovery. algae used for making bio fuels is also good for the skin. those stories and more at 6:00. >> thank you. and see you at 6:00. finally here an east bay woman satisfied a life goal knox more worrying about money. the woman won the super lotto saturday. she adds a cool $11